Receiving hundreds of Mail Delivery System errors

  Tagamet 23:11 08 Apr 2007

Each day, I receive hundreds of Mail Delivery System/Postmaster/Administrator emails which appear to be from spoof email addresses. In the "To" section of these emails, the address after the @ is the same as mine.

I run McAfee several times a day, and all it picks up (regularly) is potentially unwanted cookies and removes them. Different ones then appear! They are found under c-drive, Documents and Settings, Personal Folder Name, Cookies. If I delete them, new ones appear - usually after visiting a website. In the Cookies folder, they are stored as text documents and seem to have an email address attached to them associated with whatever website I have visited.

I'm a bit of a duffer at computers, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  Alan H E 23:21 08 Apr 2007

First of all in IE go to tools>internet options> the delete cookies and delete internet temporary files then use a squaredfrom EMSI software (its free) remember to update before scanning.

  Alan H E 23:26 08 Apr 2007

By the way are you using a firewall, which windows version & what bowser?

  woodchip 23:32 08 Apr 2007

Try moving your address book

  NewestRoyWidd1 23:34 08 Apr 2007

click here here's the link to a2,which is how a-squared is usually known.

  Woolwell 00:10 09 Apr 2007


This problem happens from time to time. Someone has got hold of the last part of your e-mail address and is probably sending spam from a false server. Either that or someone with your address has got a virus.

It will die down and disappear eventually. It took 6 months for me but for my wife only 1 week.

In the meantime keep running malware and anti-virus checks.

  Tagamet 00:18 09 Apr 2007

Many thanks to all. I will try! I am on XP, incoming mail is via orange, but ISP is Eclipse.

  p;3 00:19 09 Apr 2007

click here you could use this little tool to keep the unwanted mails off your computer?

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might not harm to run full deep scans with all of them to see if anything is ammis with your comp ; all safe ; good luck and bug hunt::))

  Tagamet 00:21 09 Apr 2007

I have run a McAfee scan in DOS, but didn't pick anything up.

  p;3 00:28 09 Apr 2007

just ONE program may miss something another program finds; which is why it is a good practice to have several items in your armoury BUT only ONE av program installed ;try those above and see what they find perhaps?

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